Directions and Parking

Macalester College is located at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. View Interactive Campus Map for details or call 651-696-6006 to hear an announcement. Please check current construction details for information on any road closures or traffic delays.

GPS driving directions to parking

Use 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minnesota for GPS directions to available parking. There is no charge to park in Macalester’s lots or on the streets close to campus. View the Interactive Campus Map for details.

Live Streaming of Commencement

The Commencement ceremony itself will be streamed live on the Macalester web page at


Accessible parking is available on campus. There will be signs posted and volunteers available to shuttle those who need it between the lots and the Commencement site. The College does not provide wheelchairs or walkers for guests. If you are in need of accessible seating for Commencement, please complete the Accessible/Special Seating Form. Please be aware accessible seating is limited to two tickets per family (one for the individual requesting accessible seating and their one guest/companion). A sign language interpreter will also be available, and we do recommended completing the Accessible/Special Seating Form form if you require this service.

All College Picnic and All Campus Brunch

You may purchase brunch tickets or pick up pre-ordered brunch tickets at Commencement Check-in, located in the Campus Center, McPherson Atrium. Reserve your tickets for the picnic and purchase brunch tickets after January 2, 2019, via our Online Store

Registration for events is not necessary, but we encourage families to visit the Commencement check-in table in the Campus Center, McPherson Atrium to get up-to-date information about the schedule of events.